Our Missouri criminal defense law firm receives an increasing number of calls and emails from those who have been arrested for an Internet crime. This area of law is still emerging so many citizens accused of these offenses do not know why they are facing charges or what to do. The first thing you should do if you are charged with an Internet crime ranging from possession of child pornography to identity theft is shut up. The police may not have probable cause to search your home or computer so it is never advisable to provide it by trying to explain your way out of the situation. The next course of action is to contact an experienced Missouri Internet crimes attorney so that criminal defense law firm can protect your constitutional rights and analyze weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
Although the area of Internet crimes is relatively new, the scope of offenses covered by the area of Internet crimes is expansive. Internet-based criminal offenses include but are not limited to the following:
Missouri Internet crimes attorney Stacey Schlimmer has the resources and experience to effectively defend those who are facing criminal charges for files on their computer that they did not even know existed. Whether a file was stored knowingly or inadvertently, we carefully investigate law enforcement actions to identify potential grounds for challenging the search and seizure of computers and other materials in the homes, businesses and vehicles of our clients. If the police exceed the scope of authorization of a warrant or conduct an improper warrantless search, we may file for a suppression hearing to have the data and files discovered in such a search excluded from the case. We also work closely with computer experts who can assist and judge and jury in understanding how illegal downloads or files ended up on your computer without your knowledge.
Kansas City criminal defense attorney Stacey Schlimmer provides aggressive defense to protect her clients who face charges based on illegal activity on the Internet. She aggressively asserts her clients right to be protected for unreasonable search and seizures and investigates to uncover deficiencies in the prosecution’s case. Our Kansas criminal defense law firm offers a confidential free consultation so call us today at 913-219-5424 or contact us online.